ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – When the new year arrives in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the eyes of the nation will be elsewhere.
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An anticipated big-name concert at Boardwalk Hall that was to be featured in ABC's national New Year's Eve broadcast won't happen.
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority says the show was part of the agency's $11.9 million deal to keep the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City but couldn't be finalized due to scheduling and financial concerns.
Agency deputy executive director Chris Howard says the kind of A-list entertainers it wanted for Atlantic City weren't available.
Dick Clark Productions was to feature an Atlantic City show on its "New Year's Rockin' Eve" broadcast for the next three years.
The agency says it's looking to do a big show next year.